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    Did democrats hammer President Bush over high gas prices. doyathink?



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    democrats gonna democrat
     
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    Well gosh Willow. Didn't you know that George Bush was omnipotent and everything in the world was within his power to control?
     
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    Because he was a Republican
     
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    During the Bush years, the democrats hammered him on high gas prices while the republicans remained silent. Now that a democrat is in office, we have a reverse situation where the republicans are hammering Obama on high gas prices and the democrats are remaining silent.

    I think blaming the President has much less to do with the reality of the situation (ie does a single man really control if gas prices will go up/down) and more to do with the political affiliation of the president and the political affiliation of the blamer (ie if they're opposite, then the President is to blame).
     
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    Bush chose to invade an oil producing country (Iraq) and should have (did know) known what the effect would be on gas prices.

    Obama is trying to keep the lid from blowing off on another oil producing country and keep other countries from making war on Iran. Because this President understands that provoking war in oil procducing countries is a sure fire way to jack up prices.

    So Dems bitched about Bush and gas prices because we did not have to go to war in Iraq.

    Obama does not seem to want to invade Iran and cause the disruption in supply that war would bring and the resulting higher prices.

    So Dems cut him some slack.

    See any difference in the approach?
     
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    Because Bush was an oilman with a bunch of oil buddies in the oil business who gave a lot of money to Bush,

    and because the unnecessary Iraq war drove up oil prices by destabilizing the Middle East,

    and all his oil buddies got rich(er).
     
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    Zeke, I agree the Iraq war was the cause of the high gas prices during the Bush years, I disagree with the approach of simply blaming Bush, the man, for everything related to the war, gas prices, ect.

    Before the United States invaded Iraq, both Democrats and Republicans voted in favor of invading Iraq. Granted, more Republicans voted in favor than Democrats (I believe), but it remains the truth that without those Democratic "Yes" votes, the war would have never occurred. You can't simply say that "Bush chose to invade..." because that makes it sound like it was solely his decision to start the Iraq war.
     
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    Just to note.. Gas prices average $1.78 per gallon when Obama took office. ( Let the excuses begin )
     
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    No, the democrats are most decidedly NOT remaining silent. they're screaming they're excuses from the roof tops.. actually. try again.
     

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